Organic Compounds on Mars

The Mars rover, Curiosity, has taken samples from an ancient lake bed on Mars that contain "complex organic macromolecules." (June 7, 2018)

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George Burgin Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Natural Selection, Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. George Burgin will be receiving a lifetime achievement award from the AIAA San Diego Section for his pioneering efforts over multiple decades using evolutionary computation for aerospace applications. Working with Dr. Lawrence Fogel (my dad) and under funding from NASA Langley, Burgin succeeded in programming the “Adaptive Maneuvering Logic” that was used for air-to-air combat flight training in the 1970s-1980s. Burgin also demonstrated the value of evolutionary computation in the control logic of supersonic aircraft. Already recognized by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society for his pioneering efforts in evolutionary algorithms and games, I’m thrilled to see him also receive recognition for his many efforts to bring machine learning to aerospace! (Apr 19, 2018)

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Gary Fogel and Team Honored by National Aeronautic Association

Last year, my brother (Gary Fogel) and his team of merry gentlemen completed an incredible achievement in model aviation: a goal and return flight of over 139 MILES! This crushed the previous record of 99 miles and now has been recognized by the National Aeronautic Association as one of the 7 most memorable aviation records of 2017. All of the record setters will be honored at NAA’s Summer Awards Ceremony which will be held on May 16, 2018 at the Lockheed Martin Fighter Demonstration Center in Arlington, Virginia. Way to go!!

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